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National ASB Conference 2023 - and that's a wrap!
We are delighted that Resolve’s 2023 National ASB Conference was such a big success and we are very grateful to everybody who made it what is was.
Our huge thanks go to the incredible speakers and expert panelists, our sponsors and exhibitors, and of course, you - everybody who came and shared their experience, took part in discussions and debates, and had their views represented in the national conversation.
It wouldn’t have been possible without you, so thank you very much.
"Excellent guest speakers and good opportunity to speak with other organisations about how they would deal with similar issues we have - an extremely positive event overall"
"Very high quality speakers and panel - loved the venue"
"Lots to think about and take back to my organisation. Really good subjects + topics from excellent people"
"Really enjoyed the day and meeting other colleagues in the field. Very knowledgeable speakers"
"Great input from the Regulator - good to hear consideration to partnership and ASB being a shared problem"
"It was a great event and great to get people together and talking"
"Great venue in a good location. Guest speakers were fantastic. Lunch was great too"
"This was my first time attending the ASB Conference and it has been very interesting to hear the speeches and thoughts from others that wrk with ASB. I think the whole day has gone very well and I found the speeches very informative."
"Food was excellent!"
"Group sessions for discussions post speeches was really good to embed messages and apply learnings"
"A great day - excellent to listen to a multi-dis group of practitioners with a multitutde of experiences"
"Great breadth of knowledge and opportunities to learn. Lots of fun too!"
Conference Chair: Jacque Allen - CEO of Your Housing Group
With 30 years experience in the social housing sector, Jacque is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing, specialist training in homelessness and studied Strategic Leadership with the Chartered Institute of Management. Jacque’s career commenced working in a Local Authority as a Housing Assistant and during her career has worked in inner-city, urban, and rural organisations.
Jacque helped set up and lead an Anti-Social Behaviour Unit in a Greater Manchester housing organisation and during this time saw first-hand the challenges and complexities that shroud anti-social behaviour but also the rewards of helping those who suffer its effects.
Rebecca Bryant OBE - Chief Executive of RESOLVE
DCC Andy Prophet - National Policing Lead for tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Prophet started his policing career in 1996 and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country when it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour. Following multiple promotions, Andy led a proactive team to tackle local drug dealing, burglary, and street crime, before becoming a Detective Inspector, District Commander, Local Policing Commander and then Assistant Chief Constable..
Andy's extensive knowledge and experience combined with his excellent public speaking skills ensures that his keynote talk will be a real privilege for attendees.
Claire Waxman OBE - Victims Commissioner for London
Claire Waxman OBE was appointed in 2017 by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be London’s first Independent Victims’ Commissioner, and was subsequently reappointed in May 2021.
Claire has undertaken an ambitious programme of work to transform the criminal justice system to provide a better experience for victims of crime. She works alongside victims, amplifying their voice, and promoting their interests throughout the criminal justice journey; ensuring their experiences are used to inform and shape practices, policies, and service provision.
PCC Andrew Snowden - Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire
Andrew Snowden was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire in May 2021 with 181,314 votes – the largest number any candidate has ever received. Since taking up the role of Commissioner, Andrew has led on an exceptional programme of investment and change.
Andrew is also the national Lead Commissioner for Technology and Digital, Chair of Council at the North West Cyber Resilience Centre, a Director of the Police Digital Service and sits on key national bodies such as the Public Safety Commissioning Board and the Strategic Change and Investment Board at the Home Office.
Kate Dodsworth - Regulator of Social Housing
PCC Kim McGuinness - Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
Highlighting the clear links between poverty, inequality and crime, Kim McGuinness is driving a powerful agenda in the North East – to fight crime, we have to fight poverty first.
Prior to becoming PCC in 2019, Kim was a Labour Councillor for Newcastle City Council. She was also a cabinet member for Culture, Sports and Public Health and has held senior posts across a range of sectors.
The truly impressive work Kim has been leading on in Northumbria, combined with Kim's extensive experience and knowledge of a variety of issues makes Kim an exceptional addition to our conference line up.
Dr Laura Knight - Youth Endowment Fund
Laura is leading the Youth Endowment Fund’s Toolkit, an accessible summary of the best available research on preventing young people from getting involved in violence and crime.
Laura has experience working with policing, criminal justice, education, health, the voluntary sector and academia. She is committed to driving evidence-based policy and practice, and recently worked on a place-based violence prevention programme in East Africa. She helped to set up the East Midlands Police-Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) and led the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice, for several years. Laura completed her PhD whilst working in policing, with the University of Leicester.
Resolve are grateful to our sponsors, who all do brilliant work in their own areas of expertise and without whom events like this would not be possible. Thank you.
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